May 3, 2018: Even if you’ve never practiced tai chi, you’ve undoubtedly heard about it, and quite possibly you’ve seen people doing it—perhaps in a group or individually at a public park.
But what is it, exactly? It’s certainly popular in the West, and seems to involve a lot of distinct movements and postures. It presumably has health benefits, but it doesn’t look as if it provides an aerobically intense workout. And it’s considered a martial art.
In this episode of Move Forward Radio, physical therapist Kristi Hallisy discusses how she incorporates tai chi into her clinical practice, and how its vast benefits help not only her patients, but herself as well.
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Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc, is a board-certified orthopaedic clinical specialist. She serves as assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and is a certified Tai Chi Fundamentals® instructor. In her physical therapist practice at the student University Health Services, she uses a wide array of treatments (including tai chi) to promote optimal aging and wellness in her patients. She has spoken nationally and internationally about the benefits of tai chi and its application to physical therapist practice.